Ibn Khaldun

A Brief History of Bağcılar, Turkey’s Most Misunderstood Municipality

A Brief History of Bağcılar

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in,” wrote Robert Frost. In this profile of Bağcılar, one of Istanbul’s most misunderstood districts, we look at the riveting history of Turkey’s self-styled “municipality to the world.”